Reflections

4 articles
Andrew’s Brain

Andrew’s Brain

Nick Lavery ‘The great problem confounding neuroscience is how the brain becomes the mind. How that 3lb bowling ball makes you feel like a human being.’ This problem sets the tone of Andrew’s Brain, restated and reformulated throughout by the novel’s cognitive neuroscientist narrator as he tries to come to terms with himself as both moral agent and as a function…
Memoryhouse at the Barbican, 24-01-’14

Memoryhouse at the Barbican, 24-01-’14

Max Berghege Influenced by modern composers like Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt and Brian Eno, Max Richter has been one of the most prominent modern classical composers of the 21st century. In his solo debut Memoryhouse (2002) Richter explored the power of memories in post-war Europe through a blend of classical music, electronic music and live sampling. Assisted by…